Jack Sullivan 

Updated Fall, 2016

Biology 483 - Mammalogy


Some Greek & Latin Word Roots.

Lecture 1. Introduction to Mammals. Notes Slides.

Reeder et al. (2007).

Lecture 2. Origin of Mammals. Notes Slides.

Luo et al. (2002). A landmark paper on Cynodont phylogeny.

Rowe (1988). The argument for a crown-group definition of Mammalia.

Luo et al. (2015). A recent phylogeny of the late cynodonts.

Ruta et al. (2013). A recent paper that uses my preferred definition of Mammalia.

O'Leary et al. (2013). This paper argues that placental mammals did not radiate until after the dinosaur extinction at the end of the Cretaceous. (I think they're wrong, and the reasons are presented here and here.)

McNab (1978). The rationale for the Size Refugium Hypothesis on the evolution of endothermy.

Lecture 3. Mammalian Diversity: Mesozoic Mammals and Monotremes. Notes Slides.

Hu et al. (2005).

Luo (2007).

Rich et. al (1997).

Luo et. al (2011).

Lecture 4A. Mammalian Diversity: Metatheria. Notes Slides.

Lecture 4B. Mammalian Diversity: Eutheria. Notes Slides.

Lab Handouts

Lab 1. Mammalian Anatomy.

Lab 2. Monotremes, Marsupials, Xenarthra, Insectivora.

Lab 3. Systematics.

Old Exams

Exam 1.